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2016 Idaho Law Review Annual Symposium

Equality in Employment

Friday, April 1, 2016
Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center, Boise, Idaho

Online Registration

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Candy Dale, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Idaho

The field of employment law is evolving rapidly. Recently, seismic social and economic shifts relating to gender roles, sexual orientation, and ideas of fair compensation have dramatically impacted the expectations, roles, and legal relationships among employers and employees.

The 2016 Symposium will explore the varied ways that the field of employment law has adapted to these changes, and will discuss potential for further adaptive change moving forward. The Symposium will feature four panel discussions on the topics of pregnancy discrimination, LGBT rights, equal pay, and exploitative labor practices. These panels will include experts within each field from law and academia.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit

Pending approval by the Idaho State Bar for 7.25 Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Credits (MCLEs)

Symposium Presentations

8:45-9:00: Opening Remarks

9:00-10:30: Pregnancy Discrimination Panel

  • Christina Jepson
    Shareholder of Parsons Behle & Latimer and chair of the Firm's Employment and Labor Law practice group
  • Joanna Grossman
    Professor of Law, Hofstra University Maurice A. Dean School of Law
  • Melissa Hart
    Professor of Law, University of Colorado

10:30-12:00: Equal Pay Panel

  • Paula Monopoli
    Professor of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Deborah Brake
    Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh
  • Stephanie Bornstein
    Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law

12:15-12:45: Keynote Address

  • The Honorable Candy Dale
    United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Idaho
12:45-3:00: LGBT Discrimination Panel
  • Erika Birch
    Attorney at Strindberg & Scholnick, LLC
  • Kathrine Turk
    Professor of History, University of North Carolina
  • Gary Spitko
    Professor of Law, Santa Clara Law
  • Pamela Howland
    Formerly a partner at Holland & Hart, Ms. Howland recently launched Idaho Employment Lawyers

3:00-4:30: Exploitive Labor Practices Panel

  • Eric Fink
    Professor of Law, Elon University School of Law
  • David Yamada
    Professor of Law, Suffolk University School of Law
  • Jeremiah Collins
    Member at Bredhoff & Kaiser, PLLC, Washington D.C.

4:30-4:45: Closing Remarks

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Recently, seismic social and economic shifts relating to gender roles, sexual orientation, and ideas of fair compensation have dramatically impacted the relationships among employers and employees.

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Mailing Address:
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College of Law
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Moscow, ID 83844-2321

Phone: (208) 885-2255

Fax: (208) 885-5177

Email: review@uidaho.edu